11 days in Houston, Corpus Christi & South Padre Island Itinerary

11 days in Houston, Corpus Christi & South Padre Island Itinerary

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Houston
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Corpus Christi
— 3 nights
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South Padre Island
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Houston

Houston ©

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Houston: Galveston (1892 Bishop's Palace, The Seawall, &more), Kemah Boardwalk (in Kemah) and Captain Kidd (in Seabrook). And it doesn't end there: get curious at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, tee off at Hermann Park, explore the different monuments and memorials at Glenwood Cemetery, and take in the dramatic scenery at Water Wall.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Houston trip planner.

Kansas City to Houston is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kansas City in April, expect Houston to be a bit warmer, temps between 79°F and 62°F. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll travel to Corpus Christi.

Things to do in Houston

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
The Houston Museum of Natural Science
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
The Seawall ©
The Seawall

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Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi ©

Texas Riviera

A gulf coast town with a semi-tropical climate, Corpus Christi serves as a getaway destination with a life of its own.
Change things up with these side-trips from Corpus Christi: Port Aransas Beach (in Port Aransas) and Fulton Mansion State Historic Site (in Rockport). Spend the 23rd (Fri) exploring nature at Padre Island National Seashore. There's more to do: brush up on your military savvy at USS Lexington Museum on the Bay and observe the fascinating underwater world at Texas State Aquarium.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Corpus Christi travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Houston to Corpus Christi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Corpus Christi sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to South Padre Island.

Things to do in Corpus Christi

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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USS Lexington Museum on the Bay ©
USS Lexington Museum on the Bay
Padre Island National Seashore ©
Padre Island National Seashore
Port Aransas Beach ©
Port Aransas Beach

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South Padre Island

South Padre Island ©
A vibrant resort town, South Padre Island sits on a barrier island of the same name, located just off the Texas Gulf Coast.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): look for gifts at Seas the Day, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sea Life Nature Center, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Isla Blanca Park, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback. Keep things going the next day: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Sea Turtle, Inc., then identify plant and animal life at South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, and finally make a trip to Largest Outdoor Sandcastle in the USA.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the South Padre Island journey planner.

Getting from Corpus Christi to South Padre Island by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Corpus Christi in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in South Padre Island: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in South Padre Island

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center ©
Sea Turtle, Inc. ©
Sea Turtle, Inc.
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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